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Played Challenges

vim = 22 / 7 - 415 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #120 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 549 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #283 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4610 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #194 / 1528
  • Number of attempts: 8
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 888 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #14 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 6
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 330 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #4 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #190 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2352 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3 / 711
  • Number of attempts: 8
Exchanging Quotes - 788 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #2 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 19
replacing each line of a block selection - 2777 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #43 / 731
  • Number of attempts: 11
Switch function arguments - 1963 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #53 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 15
switch variable - 4899 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #141 / 1697
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make it more readable - 1880 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #29 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove dupes from array - 1268 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #105 / 323
  • Number of attempts: 16
Numbering a List - 1802 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #96 / 618
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1130 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #47 / 376
  • Number of attempts: 17
Shebangs for all - 1758 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #7 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 13
A Simple One - 888 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #310 / 592
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 548 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #218 / 364
  • Number of attempts: 2
Indentation - 427 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 10
Hatsuyume - 384 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #7 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 15
The Cake is a Lie - 1181 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #137 / 482
  • Number of attempts: 7
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 415 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #98 / 215
  • Number of attempts: 11
Make Fancy Header - 942 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #66 / 317
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reverse characters in a line - 618 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #3 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1314 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #97 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 12
Sort and add attributes - 1153 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #283 / 473
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1093 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #70 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 11
Braces or Brackets? - 661 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #130 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2858 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #4 / 649
  • Number of attempts: 17
Flodder-challenge - 860 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #8 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 20
Simple text editing with Vim - 11522 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #123 / 3380
  • Number of attempts: 17
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5908 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #1240 / 1462
  • Number of attempts: 5
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